Take two art students and a derivatives trader separated by state borders. Direct their energies toward dance music with an overdose of imagination, and you’ve got the latest Hype Machine sensation.
Autograf — comprised of Jake Carpenter, Louis Kha and Mikul Wing — have chalked up eight Hype Machine No. 1 releases by remixing the likes of Stevie Wonder, Lorde, Pharrell and ODESZA. It’s the same formula that elevated Kygo to stardom, but while Autograf’s style is sometimes similarly labeled, their sound is more edge than euphoria. Pairing glitched vocals, lurking bass lines and live instrumentation from custom-built instruments, the outfit has built a sizable Internet following that has helped them obtain booking representation from CAA and attract major-label interest.